Vegan Creamed spinach in white plate and iron skillet
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Vegan Creamed Spinach with Biscuit topping

Vegan Creamed Spinach. Simple Creamy Delicious Spinach baked with non dairy cream and topped with herbed cheesy biscuit topping. Vegan Recipe. Can be Soy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamed spinach, spinach gratin
Servings: 6 side serving
Calories: 135.71kcal
Author: Vegan Richa


Creamed Spinach:

  • 1 tsp oil or broth to saute
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves of garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped or sliced onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt , divided
  • 16 oz frozen spinach , thawed for 10 mins, or use chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup cashew milk (1/3 cup cashews blended with 1 cup water), or or silken tofu cream (1/2 cup silken tofu blended with 1 cup water), or other non dairy cream

Biscuit topping:

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour , see not for gluten-free
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried herbs (I use rosemary and oregano)
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp non dairy milk ,such as light coconut milk, soy milk or unsweetened almond milk


  • Heat the cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add oil. Add oregano, black pepper and pepper flakes and mix for a few seconds.
  • Add onion and garlic and 1/8 tsp salt. Cook until translucent. (3 to 5 mins)
  • Add the thawed spinach and continue to cook until the water is almost gone. (If using other hardly greens or a mix, cook the hardy greens to wilt and then add spinach)
  • Add the non dairy cream and salt and mix in. Take off heat. You can add 1 tbsp nutritional yeast or 1/2 tsp miso and mix in, for cheesier creamed spinach. (You can refrigerate this creamy spinach for upto a day)
  • Make the topping: Mix the flours and dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add 1/2 cup non dairy milk and mix in. Add milk 1 tbsp at a time to make a thick muffin like mixture. Drop spoonfuls over the spinach.
  • Bake at 400 deg F (205 C) for 25 mins. Broil for a minute to crisp up the biscuits if needed. Serve hot!
    Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for upto 2 days. Reheat in the oven for 10 mins or so.


Gluten-free: Omit the biscuit topping and serve the creamed spinach after it has thickened in the skillet. 
Or use a mix of 3/4 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup oat flour and 1/4 cup starch mix for the biscuits. 
Make ahead: Make the spinach mixture and refrigerate for upto 1 day. Make the biscuit topping and bake on the day to serve.
You can also refrigerate baked creamed spinach and reheat in the oven for 10 mins to serve
Nutrition is 1 serve


Calories: 135.71kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.32g | Protein: 6.23g | Fat: 4.24g | Saturated Fat: 0.29g | Sodium: 461.24mg | Potassium: 420.74mg | Fiber: 3.93g | Sugar: 1.88g | Vitamin A: 8889.41IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 185.42mg | Iron: 2.76mg